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Bright Challenges Students to Make a Difference During Inaugural Public Interest Keynote

On Aug. 22, Stephen Bright, professor of practice, gave the inaugural Public Interest Keynote address for the Center for Access to Justice. Bright is the former president and senior counsel at the Southern Center for Human Rights.

Bright impressed upon students the impact a lawyer’s assistance can have, particularly for people who,… more »

Public Interest Keynote, Noon Tuesday, Aug. 22, Ceremonial Courtroom

Stephen Bright, professor of practice and former president and senior counsel with the Southern Center for Human Rights, will deliver the annual Public Interest Keynote address.

Public Interest Keynote When: Noon Tuesday, Aug. 22 Where: Ceremonial Courtroom, Lower Level Lunch provided

After the lecture, the center will introduce the Pro Bono Program and the Public Interest… more »

Awards for Anne Emanuel

Georgia State University College of Law retired professor Anne Emanuel recently was honored by the university with emeritus status, as well as being honored with the Lifetime Commitment to Public Service Award from the Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC).

The emeritus title recognizes Emanuel’s years of honorable and distinguished service teaching and within the legal… more »

Nominate an Exceptional Lawyer

ATLANTA – Georgia State University College of Law is accepting nominations for the 2014 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award to honor a Georgia attorney who has selflessly committed to public service in the tradition of the college’s founding dean.

“Ben F. Johnson Jr. displayed an unwavering commitment to public service,” says Steven J.… more »

Student Story: Exonerating the Innocent

My PILA Fellowship Experience

by Lindsay Anglin

After hearing the executive director of the Georgia Innocence Project speak about her work at a Public Interest Law Association career panel last fall, I knew I wanted to assist the project in its mission to use DNA evidence to free those unjustly incarcerated in Georgia… more »

Health Law Fellow Receives Johnson Award

Georgia State University’s College of Law honored prominent health law attorney and GSU faculty fellow Randall L. Hughes with the 19th Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award in a ceremony on March 22.

The award is presented annually to a Georgia attorney whose accomplishments reflect the tradition of selfless public service exemplified by Ben… more »